|Robert Caywood Mercer|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:27|
Robert Caywood Mercer, 72, passed away after a short battle with cancer on September 10, 2013 at Myrtle Beach Estates Assisted Living Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Bob was born on May 22, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio. He was the son of the late Edward H. and Anne O. Mercer. He grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green High School and Ohio State University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. After graduation, Bob entered J.C. Penney Co. management training program in 1964.
He spent his entire career working for Penney's. He started with Penney's in Columbus, Ohio. From there he went to Huntington, WV, where he met his wife, Gail. After that he was in stores in Baden, PA, Ambridge, PA and Caribou, ME. He retired in 1997 as store manager of the Waterville, Maine store, which he opened in 1984.
After retirement Bob and Gail divided their time between Waterville, Maine and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, living by the ocean that he loved.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gail (Coleman) Mercer, daughters, Mary Anne (Chris) Whitney of Las Vegas, Nevada and Katherine (Brett) Goodrich of Waterville, Maine; four grandchildren, Robbie and Zachary Whitney of Las Vegas and Emma and Ethan Goodrich of Waterville; sister, Barbara Miller of Washington, Michigan.
The family would like to give special thanks to Mary Catherine Metlicke and Sheena Bryant for all of their compassionate care.
in lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions made to Beacon Hospice, 3959 Highway 17 bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or to the hospice of their choice.
A memorial service will be held in the Spring in Waterville, Maine.
Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.
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